About Us

Our Origin Story

Join us on our mission to create 1 Billion sustainable small businesses across the globe.

Our founding came together during the pandemic out of the frustration and anger of lockdowns and the broken promises of the big tech platforms that took advantage of small businesses. We built the Econic Network platform from the ground up after hearing from family, friends and strangers whose good neighborhood businesses were being destroyed because they didn’t have a way to serve their customers without sacrificing their businesses or livelihood.
They didn’t accept that and neither did we. So, we created a new choice that supports small business and communities while all the other global focused platforms use them to extract profits for their own business models.

Welcome to Econic Network.

Join Our Team

We’re looking for brilliant, dedicated people who are passionate about serving small business and creating the leading hyperlocal technology solution.

Econic Leadership

The Econic executive team represents many decades of technology, product and business experience to create and scale the only Intelligent Automation platform engineered for hyperlocal business success.

Tom Sheehan

Founder, CEO

Tomme Sheehan has been a leading software engineer for over 30 years, designing and building products at Sun, Microsoft, JCI and FIS. Sheehan has founded and exited several start-ups, including NetBrowser, FXA, R3D2, IDC and Modius. Econic Network was designed and created by Tomme during the pandemic in his boyhood neighborhood of Bridgeport, Chicago.

Parm Kang

Co-Founder, CFO

Parm Kang is an experienced strategy leader who served executive roles at JPMorgan Chase and BNY Mellon before moving on to startups, including TimeData (Founder) and Fab.com. Parm has provided strategic and consulting CFO services for a wide range of industries and clients.

Jennifer Schaumburg

Co-Founder, Partner Sales and Success

Jen Schaumburg is the founder and CEO Fuse Solutions, a managed service provider of outsource enterprise service management and business operations. She’s a board member of The Women’s Business Council Southwest, Women's Enterprise National Forum and a certified WBENC women owned business. Jen has been a client services executive for over 20 years with leading tech companies in the southwest.

Gary Schonwald

Co-Founder, Chief Legal Counsel

Gary Schonwald has had a storied legal career with a focus on corporate transactional law, internet commerce, IP, M&A and licensing. Most recently he has been a partner in Law Offices of Gary A. Schonwald, Reitler Kailas, Frankfurt Kurnit and Blank Rome.

Sherman Sall

Co-Founder, Product Marketing

Sherman Sall is has over 30 years’ experience serving, founding, investing and managing startups in education, gaming and digital health. Prior to diving into startup world, Sall was a writer/producer for a variety of broadcast news outlets and dabbled in the production of independent feature films.

Board of Directors

Tom Sheehan

Founder, CEO

Tomme Sheehan has been a leading software engineer for over 30 years, designing and building products at Sun, Microsoft, JCI and FIS. Sheehan has founded and exited several start-ups, including NetBrowser, FXA, R3D2, IDC and Modius. Econic Network was designed and created by Tomme during the pandemic in his boyhood neighborhood of Bridgeport, Chicago.

Parm Kang

Co-Founder, CFO

Parm Kang is an experienced strategy leader who served executive roles at JPMorgan Chase and BNY Mellon before moving on to startups, including TimeData (Founder) and Fab.com. Parm has provided strategic and consulting CFO services for a wide range of industries and clients.

Gary Schonwald

Co-Founder, Chief Legal Counsel

Gary Schonwald has had a storied legal career with a focus on corporate transactional law, internet commerce, IP, M&A and licensing. Most recently he has been a partner in Law Offices of Gary A. Schonwald, Reitler Kailas, Frankfurt Kurnit and Blank Rome.

John Cirigliano

Director

John Cirigliano has decades of executive management roles in leading financial, real estate and healthcare companies, including CEO of Clearbrook & Managing Director at Merrill Lynch. Cirigliano has been a key figure in many of today’s leading tech companies.

Aubrey Thompson

Director

Aubrey Thompson is an accomplished exited entrepreneur, chairman and mentor. Thompson has held senior positions at Thomson CSF, Motorola and Sigma Wireless. Co-founder of Infocell, exited and founder of Septillion Technologies.

Our Values

We empower people by giving them the tools, data, and education to unlock and access their full revenue potential and ultimate value. Our mission is to start a movement that creates 1 billion independent sustainable small businesses and improves the global supply chain.

Hyperlocal leads
the Way

We believe that unlocking the value created by hyperlocal economic activity is the key to improving quality of life for people everywhere. We focus on growing local markets by connecting partners into local supply chains that service local and global needs.

Scaling Trust and Credibility

Integrity is Strength. Honesty, transparency, and truth are at the forefront of everything we do at Econic. We operate with integrity and demand integrity from all our stakeholders. Integrity is the foundation of our belief in using technology to scale trust and credibility.

Global Impact

We think big at Econic and recognize our unique opportunity to create hyperlocal economic productivity worldwide. We are not a part of the big tech digital world; we deliver the positive impact that digital presence creates so local business owners can leverage their real value.

Do it Right

We focus on maximizing the benefit to local business and community and hold ourselves accountable to that pursuit. We work to create lasting impact by demanding excellence from within and facilitating excellence for our stakeholders and customers worldwide.

Do it Together

We treat each other with respect and strive to get the best out of everyone by inspiring them to improve every day. We value each other’s ideas, celebrate our differences, communicate with respect, and work together to execute our mission.

Get the Job done

Results matter. We get beyond talk and get the job done at Econic. We are a company doing real work to help our partners and local business owners access the full value of the real work they do. We go beyond words, and we execute.

Be Responsible

Each of us takes ownership for our tasks, manages them competently, and gets our work done. When mistakes happen, we take accountability, and we see it through to resolution.

Diversity is Strength

We strive to look like to world we live in and are committed to building a diverse team that is comprised of talented people of all kinds. We leverage the differences that make us unique, just like the customers we serve.

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